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  • Herbalife: An Ethical Short [View article]

    I enjoyed the article. After watching the Icahn v Ackman debate months ago, there was a statement by Icahn that stuck out: "The SEC is not in the business of shutting down businesses..." In that Icahn had taken legal advice as well, I took that to mean that the SEC would likely communicate ways to correct HLF rather than shut them down. It is also a reason that I took a long position at $39 on HLF with the caveat that I knew that there is, I believe, a clause in Icahn's agreement with HLF's board that he could sell his stake of HLF if the shares hit $72. I no longer hold any HLF stock but do watch it closely.

    If Icahn's next statement shows he has legally exited HLF, this would be a serious blow to investors who have money into HLF because the sentiment would change. Sadly, Icahn is, in my opinion, the person to follow in this story.

    Sheriff White might also be a concern. Regardless, HLF might shoot to $100/share and higher if nothing is done.
    Sep 30 12:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For Silver's Upcoming Decline [View article]
    Correction: It is Gary Wagner over at that does an incredible job of explaining in practical terms the Elliott Wave with Fibonnaci retracements.
    Sep 26 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Buy Signal From The VIX/VXV Ratio [View article]
    Cam, thank you for providing this insight of a BUY signal related to what it is the perception of the underlying strength in the market based on the VIX/VXV ratio.

    I would be curious to know if this insight gives any indication to a SELL signal at all or if you have a SELL signal to protect those profits. Thanks again.
    Sep 12 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Update On Monitise's Fundamentals [View article]
    Thank you for the article. Nice summary and appreciated. I've been watching the stock since Cooperman's comments earlier in the year, and like capital pains wondered why he didn't mention it recently as one of his top stocks.
    Sep 11 11:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For Silver's Upcoming Decline [View article]
    I have to admit that I chuckled when Dennis Gartman's name was brought up. I'm guessing Dennis Gartman established his positions way before he went public. I am suggesting that the general rule is that a market talkie establishes his/her positions way ahead of announcing them in public so as to profit from the bump they get with the exposure.

    So all these talkies profit from making their "established positions" public, and I am guessing that many sell into those bumps as well to lock in their gains. My theory; otherwise, what "profit" would there be for a talkie to come out and spout their investments. I don't see the "benefit of mankind" being it.
    Sep 9 12:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For Silver's Upcoming Decline [View article]
    "Prepare for Silver's Upcoming Decline" is what I understood could happen at certain targets its known "double tops" or its support level at $22.25... either way, the main point: Prepare.

    Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with Avi Gilburt, Elliott Wave sentiment analysis is a trend that every trader should be familiar with so that they can understand why some turns happen in the market. If Avi would chime in here, I'm guessing there are some serious algorithms that play on Elliott Wave theory and are active in the market place... even in precious metals. Peter Hug over at does some of the best chart explaining that I have heard and uses Elliott Wave sentiment as well.

    You may not agree with them, but one would be remiss to dismiss them altogether or, at the very least, understand them so as to know what others are doing.

    Thanks again, Avi. I'm a better trader because of your stuff. If I ever get enough funds I will come your way and take you up on your site.
    Sep 9 12:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Don't Get Too Bullish Just Yet [View article]
    FYI, these are the only two comments I posted on this article. Anything below are posts after my account was hacked. I've taken steps to correct it, but my apologies if there appears to be contradictory information here.
    Aug 19 03:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Breakout Or Breakdown? [View article]
    Looks like my account was hacked. These are not my comments.
    Aug 19 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Don't Get Too Bullish Just Yet [View article]
    I was a bit confused in one of your more recent articles, and I think it was because you may have been feeling some blowback from those who say that the precious metals is a "logic-driven trade." So this article helped me confirm your perspective. Seeing spot gold hover around 1332 for days made me see how important technical indicators are in the minds of other traders.

    Avi, if I understand from reading, you're a proponent of Elliott Wave. If I got that right, do you have a suggestion on a good first step to get that down: website, book? The goal for me is, regardless of whether I agree with you or not, I had better understand your perspective because that 1332 hovering a bit back was, not in my opinion, accidental. Other traders took it seriously, and that means if I am going to be engaged with other traders in the market I have to consider it in my decision-making at the very least, if not adopt the perspective outright.

    Thanks again.
    Aug 18 11:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Don't Get Too Bullish Just Yet [View article]
    Avi, I've read two of your articles now, and I admit that I think I understand your perspective now. To summarize, if you trade the metals based on anything but technical indicators, you will find yourself greatly disappointed because the precious metals trade is not a "logic" driven trade but a sentiment driven trade, and technical analysis can help understand that sentiment more times than not.

    Did I get it?

    So if one does trade the precious metals According to Avi, then knowing the stops, resistance areas, etc., is critical to being a successful trader in precious metals from both a defensive and profit-seeking perspective.

    If I've got that right, then, thank you. If not, I'll keep reading.
    Aug 18 10:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver Miners Analyst Watch: August Edition [View article]
    Thank you for summarizing this information. Very helpful. Much appreciated.
    Aug 10 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Breakout Or Breakdown? [View article]
    If so many people don't understand, perhaps the teacher should sit back and listen. Perhaps the level of clarity in the instruction is not so clear.
    Jul 29 11:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Breakout Or Breakdown? [View article]
    Avi, I have to admit that I agree with fafatooey and reader500. You write: "But, if you had heeded my words almost two years ago, you would have recognized that none of this really matters, as it does not determine the direction of the metal..."

    But you give no reference to what you said two years ago and no example of what really matters for silver in the future. I think a lot of us who are unfamiliar with you are left wondering what the purpose of all this is.

    I'm not sure my time was used very well in reading this and hope comments help you actually provide more content next time.
    Jul 29 11:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Contango Report: Bernanke On Gold As ETF Outflows Continue [View article]
    Are you saying that when you sell your gold you are not reporting the profit on your tax statement, subject to a 28% collectible tax rate?
    Jul 29 11:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Maneuvers To Take Away U.S.' Dominant Reserve Currency Status [View article]
    Rothbuilt, thank you for the article.

    I would be guessing that if such instability were to manifest itself within China according to the potentials that the Stratfor article discusses that any plans to dominant economically would be put on hold; in other words, the gold purchases here would be greatly curtailed.

    Rothbuilt, is that your point in relation to this article?
    Jul 28 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment